Next assignment

Next assignment: After a great weekend in England, where Garry Tonon defeated two time…

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One step forward – one step back

One step forward - one step back: Live training at the seminar today finished with a…

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Going over ashi garami at Braulio Estima's school in Birmingham England. The British lad…

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Breakthrough!!

Breakthrough!! Garry Tonon wins via his tokui waza, inverted heel hook from cross ashi…

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Size difference

Size difference: I always urge my students to see the main attribute of jiu jitsu…

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Structured training

Structured training: So often I see people engage in training with no plan as to what…

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An American werewolf in London

An American werewolf in London: After-training dinner with Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon is…

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Shiai preparation

Shiai preparation: Garry Tonon and Gordon prepare for their upcoming respective…

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Newark airport

Newark airport: Heading to England for Polaris 4 where Garry Tonon takes on the…

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Realistic combinations

Realistic combinations: In the past I have talked about the critical need for students to…

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Staying relaxed

Staying relaxed: Probably the single greatest obstacle to efficiency in human movement in…

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The link between standing technique and ground technique

The link between standing technique and ground technique: A theme that I always push upon…

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I see much to admire in the Japanese model of classroom structure

I see much to admire in the Japanese model of classroom structure. It is based around the…

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The value of rematches

The value of rematches: A very natural question to ask as you engage in the study of jiu…

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High percentage submission holds

High percentage submission holds: Our approach to jiu jitsu is centered around the idea…

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Classroom role models

Classroom role models: An impression many people have is that the social dynamic in the…

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Friends from afar

Friends from afar: One of the great things about being based in NYC is the frequent…

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It’s a long way to the top

It's a long way to the top: Very often people ask me how my students progress so quickly…

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Body type and advantage

Body type and advantage: observe the three men in the photo. It is immediately apparent…

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Expertise

Expertise: When we think of expertise in jiu jitsu we typically equate it with skill…

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